It’s day 11 of the Cross Country Christmas Blog Hop – only one day left!
That means you only have one more day to make sure you comment on each designer’s blog, on the post that they were featured. If you do, you will be eligible for some GREAT prizes!
Today our theme is a favorite Christmas quilt or how we use our quilts to decorate for Christmas. I have lots of favorite Christmas quilts, but have narrowed it down to 4!
This is my most recently finished Christmas project:
I love toppers, because you can tuck them in anywhere. You don’t need to have wall space to display them, and I have a shortage of wall space at my house!
Here is another of my favorite toppers:
This one is a little larger and can be used as a table-cloth. You could also cut a hole in the center and use it as a tree skirt! I love the touch of applique ~
(Please don’t be scared about binding around the inside points – I’ve got a tutorial for you on that)
I made a wool garland that I use as the center piece on my dinning room table.
It’s flexible and can be made into an oval or circle, depending on the size table you have. I like the slightly dimensional look of the wool -
This quilt hangs in my front entry every year ~
This picture shows the quilting a little better. I love the swirls and holly in the border.
I have one last picture to show you, and it’s not a Christmas quilt. For those of you who are followers of this blog, you know I LOVE to show a quilt done up in several different color options. I think it helps open people’s eyes to the possibilities that fabric and color can add to a quilt pattern. The original pattern that the quilt above is based on, looks so different that you won’t believe they are the same pattern.
Here it is:
See what I mean? That is why I love color options!
Now, back to the blop hop – Our featured designer today is Roseann, the owner of Rosebud’s Cottage in White Bear Lake, MN. She is also a contributor for American Patchwork and Quilting and you may have seen some of her lovely designs in their magazine. Many of them are done with wool, so if you have a soft spot for wool, you might want to check them out! Here’s the link for her blog ~
Dont’ forget to visit the other designers on the hop by clicking on the following links: Gudrun from GE Designs, Sandy from Pieces from my Heart, Terry from Atkinson Designs, Pat from Pat Sloan and Co, Pam from Pam Kitty Morning, Kari from New Leaf Stitches, Terri from Whimsicals, Sherri from This and That Pattern Co, Carrie from Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co, Roseann from Rosebud’s Cottage and Linda Lum DeBono